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A Beginner’s Guide to Bivy Sacks

REI Minimalist Bivy Bag

Bivy sacks were first developed as solo shelters for mountaineering, climbing, ultralight backpacking and adventure racing where participants were interested in light weight and highly compressible gear. The original bivies were little more than waterproof sleeping bag covers that protected extreme athletes from rain or provided them with a temporary …

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Bivy Sack Buyer’s Guide

Bivy sacks are an alternative lightweight shelter for mountaineering in winter and under a tarp in 3-season conditions as protection against rainsplatter. I pulled together this list of the bivy sacks so I could compare them by weight, fabric, and price. Please also note the Fabric Guide below, where I …

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